The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the rpcnet.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
Description: Rpcnet.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rpcnet.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 47,104 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 31,232 bytes and 14 more variants.
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The rpcnet.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Rpcnet.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with rpcnet.exe, you can uninstall Computrace or CompuTrace Plus from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".
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If rpcnet.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 58,288 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 69,792 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is a Verisign signed file.
Rpcnet.exe is able to manipulate other programs.
If you have any problems with rpcnet.exe, you can uninstall Computrace from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".
Important: Some malware also uses the file name rpcnet.exe, for example WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and Sus/Scribble-B (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the rpcnet.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rpcnet. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the rpcnet.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.